Saturday, December 19, 2009

True Believers on Facebook.

That's how we roll! Just spotted on Facebook.
A few more supporters and the Gow Cart will have tires to roll with too!
Thanks Junebug for the support. Send your pics in too!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

GOW Cart Support patch is here!


The GOW CART is a pet project of mine that I hope to get off the ground in about 2-5 years total. It started with a rear axle and it's come further than I expected in a short while with many helpful hands and folks out there who want to see a good old Hot Rod on the road. But, like every project, it doesn't come without a dollar sign put to it.

The plan is to build a traditional style 1929 Highboy Roadster on model A rails but lowered with a drop axle and Z'ed in the frame and a lot of rubber raking. I know there are a lot of good folks out there with parts just sitting around their garages collecting rust and dust all at the same time, so here is your opportunity to get those old "door stops" put to good use!

This isn't a "rat rod"! In fact most of us who are younger who are building cars HATE that term. It is a low budget Hot Rod, but trust me, it will be nice. No billet anything, just good ol' parts for a good old A bomb. That's all. So are you interested in helping this poor boy out?

What I'm looking for is a small donation. It can be parts, it can be spare change, it can be leads on parts. I'll take what I can get at this point! What I'm offering right now is a bad ass oval patch (seen above)

This Car-N-Art designed 4.25" x 3" oval patch is fully embroidered and ready to be stitched. Here is you chance to grab one up for yourself no matter where you are in the world. Only $7 plus $1.50 shipped within USA. Orders outside the USA, please contact me for best rates on shipping.

All proceeds go to this car and this car build alone! This isn't a scheme to get rich, it's just to get a jalopy on the road. Down the road I will also be offering support T-shirts, Patches, and Posters that will be associated with the project that will be in the same form of donation that will help this project along, but right now I gotta move a few stickers first!

Keven Carter PO BOX 172 Clawson MI 48017 United States

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Patch Panels

Today I received my first set of patch panels for the Gow Cart Project. They are rear quarter panels that I found for $35 on ebay with free shipping from Texas. I couldn't beat it and I wanted to start feeling like I was making a little progress despite the fact that snow is falling here in the motor city and the body who's probably never even seen snow in it's life is being fallen upon outside. There was a lot of rot to the rear end of that car so this will be the first of many 28-29 patches I'll require. Corporate Sponsorship Anyone?

Meanwhile, I'm reading the story about this '39 Ford Custom from Hawaii and dreaming of what it's like to cruise without a top in 70ยบ all year round? BASTARDS! Notice the Road Devils on the cover?! Read the article here

And speaking of Patches, the GOW CART support patches will be in this week. Help make someones xmas bad ass with a patch... more details later.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Detroit Road Devils year end get together / E & J headlights

Today is the end of the year get together for the Road Devils Detroit chapter. This is the meeting that we cover all the big things happening over the course of 2010 (it's weird to say that as well as type 2010... seems like we should be living in outer-space now) We also cook up a mass of food, drink all the beer and booze in the fridge and have a the massive double top secret meeting on all things devilish. I've gotta get my ass in gear to cook my meals for this. Picks to follow up in a future post.

I had a lead on some E & J original type 20 headlights buried deep down in Texas for the Gow Cart. Unfortunately, I just got this note from the informant:

"As far as the headlights, there is a pause on that situation for a little bit. The guy who had all that stuff shot himself in the head so he is not around anymore..."

So if you who are reading this know where I can get a pair that won't break the bank, please let me know.